Vancouver & Sea to Sky

Vancouver

Vancouver & Sea to Sky

There are few places in the world where can you have two incredibly opposite experiences in such close range. Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Highway is one of those.

One experience is the gorgeous major global city of Vancouver and then mere minutes out of the of the city, you’re on a scenic ocean and mountain hugging highway called the Sea to Sky.

Though Vancouver pulses with energy, you can still find solitude close by. Explore temples, pick from the vine in its agricultural communities, hike its mountains, or just sit silently within one of the world’s largest urban parks.

Then 20 minutes out of the city you can be on one of the world’s most dynamic drives, the Sea To Sky Highway, ending up in some of Canada’s coolest towns like Squamish, Pemberton and Whistler.  

Left as a legacy from the Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Olympics, along the route of the Sea to Sky Highway, you’ll find First Nations history “pavilions” showcasing the places and spaces special to the aboriginal community and an homage to their way of life going back thousands of years.

Province
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    Searching for heaven? Pull on your shoes and walk down No. 5 Road in Richmond, BC. No wonder it’s been coined the Highway to Heaven—it’s home to more than 20 spiritual centres.

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    The absurdly gifted environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy thinks often about ‘sense of place,” that feeling we have when we know we belong within a specific habitat, that priceless experience of being settled.

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    There is something I felt while exploring Sonoma in the Arizona heat that I did not expect to experience once again in the Pacific Northwest.

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    Imagine coming away from an oceanside mini-holiday feeling refreshed and relaxed, but also leaving with a beautiful piece of artwork that you made with your very own hands.

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    Roxanne Jerema’s journey from working as a taxidermist in land-locked Saskatchewan to running a fishing charter on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast are worlds apart.

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    “This whole area is one fantastic, giant archeological site,” Candace Campo told me as we convened near the picnic area of Porpoise Bay Provincial Park on the Sunshine Coast.

    Candace, who was wearing a beautifully woven cedar headband, explained the entire park area is a traditional Sechelt First Nation village site, filled with resources, history, and even her own childhood memories.

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    The waves of the Salish Sea crash rhythmically along the shore of the Sunshine Coast and the seaside harbour town of Lund. Rich with history dating back thousands of years this community is on the traditional territory of the Tla’amin Nation.

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    A Two-night package gives guests the opportunity to go back in time and learn how people not only survived, but thrived along B.C.’s rugged west coast.

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    I’d been skiing at Whistler Blackcomb for 20 years without knowing how it got its name or why its peaks are so distinctive.